Hitchhiker's Guide live show tour dates announced

Wednesday 21st December 2011 @ 7:15pm

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show - Live!. It has been confirmed that the original cast of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy are to tour the acclaimed sci-fi comedy next year, with 32 dates now announced.

The news that the show - often shortened to H2G2 - was to be performed on the stage broke earlier in the year when Simon Jones, the original Arthur Dent, said on BBC Radio 3's Breakfast programme: "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy is going on the road next year with all the original principle members of the cast."

No further details were announced at the time, but now production company Perfectly Normal Productions has unveiled the cast list and tour schedule.

Simon Jones will once again take on the role of Arthur Dent, with Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Stephen Moore providing the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android.

The show will be directed by Dirk Maggs, who has previously worked on various Douglas Adams linked radio shows.

The production notes for the stage show say: "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy became an instant classic on its launch as a radio series. Now Douglas Adams's immortal creation explodes back into life, re-born in this ground-breaking new stage production - a radio show like you never saw before - in surround sound, packed with laughter, robots, really wild sound effects and drinks with extremely silly names.

"The legendary radio and TV cast are re-united for these live performances, led by Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, bringing to life the characters written for them in highlights from the entire Hitchhiker's Saga. They are joined on stage by a series of VIP Guest Voices Of The Book and supporting actors from Hitchhikers in all its phases."

Producers add that "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Radio Show - Live! is an adventure which will introduce newcomers of all ages to Vogons, Babel Fish, Marvin the Paranoid Android, and allow them to explore the unique and hilarious Whole General Mish Mash According To Douglas Adams."

2012 Tour Schedule

Glasgow: 8th-9th June
Newcastle: 10th June
Birmingham: 12th June
Basingstoke: 14th June
Northampton Derngate: 15th-16th June
Blackpool: 17th June
Liverpool: 18th-19th June
Leicester: 20th June
Plymouth: 24th June
Woking: 26th-27th June
Churchill Theatre Bromley: 28th-30th June
Manchester: 2nd-4th July
York: 5th July
Llandudno: 6th July
Aylesbury: 9th-10th July
Brighton: 12th-14th July
Southampton: 15th July
Cambridge: 16th-17th July
Southend: 18th July
Edinburgh: 21st July

For more details and to book tickets visit www.hitchhikerslive.com


Our Guide to 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy'

 

Latest News

BBC One orders 3rd series of Count Arthur Strong

BBC One orders 3rd series of Count Arthur Strong

BBC One has announced the commission of a third series of Count Arthur Strong. The seven new episodes will be on TV in 2016.

Ben Miller's Horrible Science coming to CITV

Ben Miller's Horrible Science coming to CITV

Ben Miller is to star in Horrible Science, a new children's comedy-entertainment series for CITV based on the popular books from Scholastic.

Sketchorama Series 4 line-up revealed

Sketchorama Series 4 line-up revealed

Isy Suttie will host Series 4 of radio showcase Sketchorama, with a line-up including The Penny Dreadfuls, Frisky & Mannish, Hennessy & Friends, and Gein's Family Giftshop.

Catherine Tate's Nan to return for new TV specials

Catherine Tate's Nan to return for new TV specials

Catherine Tate is to return as her foul-mouthed OAP character Nan. She is set to record two specials for BBC television next month.

Cast announced for BBC comedy thriller Stag

Cast announced for BBC comedy thriller Stag

Tim Key, Reece Shearsmith, Rufus Jones and Sharon Rooney are amongst the comic actors joining Jim Howick as BBC Two's Stag begins filming.

Aborted Morecambe & Wise sitcom by Roy Clarke uncovered

Aborted Morecambe & Wise sitcom by Roy Clarke uncovered

Historian Graham McCann has revealed his discovery of an aborted Morecambe & Wise sitcom pilot, written by Still Open All Hours creator Roy Clarke.

Get More News

In The Press

In The Press

The latest press clippings from the newspapers and various internet blogs.

Newsletter

Newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list to get news and more in your inbox every Monday.

Twitter

Twitter Feed

You can follow us on Twitter too. We post the latest news and gossip every evening.

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Subscribe to our RSS feed to get our headlines in your news reader software.

BBC Radio Contract Writers

BBC Radio Contract Writers

BBC Radio Comedy has announced the appointment of two new Contract Writers, Sarah Campbell and Liam Beirne. Read

Hadrian's Wall charity gigs

Hadrian's Wall charity gigs

A 15-strong collective of comedians are hoping to raise more than laughs when they tackle Hadrian's Wall. Read

Knight & Gotobed interview

Knight & Gotobed interview

An interview with double act Rob Gotobed and Tony Knight. They provide lots of punchline filled answers. Read

Room To Write interview

Room To Write interview

Laura Marks, the producer and director behind the BBC's Room To Write video sketches, shares some advice: Read

Frog and Bucket plaque

Frog and Bucket plaque

The Frog and Bucket club has celebrated its 21st birthday with a blue plaque for those that 'died' on its stage. Read